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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.

Alphabetical listing of Contributing Libraries

2,205,259
RESULTS


collections 872
texts 2,203,439
images 819
audio 88
movies 41
TOPIC
bub_upload 58,980
genealogy 37,593
Registers of births, etc 16,945
Bible 11,907
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 11,794
Church Periodicals 11,454
Science 10,114
Antislavery movements 9,085
Ships 9,013
World War, 1914-1918 8,885
Education 8,711
Natural history 8,134
Medicine 7,502
Agriculture 7,008
Operas 6,660
Steamboat lines 6,575
Abolitionists 6,411
Catholic Church 5,991
Universities and colleges 5,981
Hymns, English 5,753
Indians of North America 5,100
Flowers Seeds Catalogs 5,042
Missions 4,983
Geology 4,800
Law 4,759
Vegetables Seeds Catalogs 4,738
Zoology 4,669
Art 4,401
History 4,351
English language 4,205
Botany 4,096
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 4,093
Baptists 4,027
Plants, Ornamental Catalogs 3,863
Law reports, digests, etc 3,608
Theology 3,505
Music 3,494
Women 3,466
Church of England 3,334
Railroads 3,315
Presidents 3,303
Plants 3,263
Theses 3,229
Birds 3,158
CSAIP 3,145
Political science 3,096
Princeton (N.J.) -- Newspapers 3,023
Economics 3,003
Women abolitionists 2,968
Jesus Christ 2,942
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 2,917
Military pensions 2,860
Architecture 2,856
Medicare 2,845
Fruit Catalogs 2,775
City planning 2,753
English literature 2,721
Flowers Catalogs 2,715
English poetry 2,685
Physics 2,669
Presbyterian Church 2,647
Minnesota -- Newspapers 2,643
Old age pensions 2,639
Slavery 2,635
Finance, Public 2,618
Management 2,614
United States 2,584
Survivors' benefits 2,567
College student newspapers and periodicals 2,492
Literature 2,482
Yearbooks 2,481
Insects 2,393
Church periodicals 2,367
African Americans 2,330
Home economics 2,293
Chemistry 2,253
Philosophy 2,238
Conduct of life 2,235
Mathematics 2,229
Entomology 2,227
Nurseries (Horticulture) Catalogs 2,227
Gardening 2,182
Sermons, American 2,166
Produce trade Statistics Periodicals 2,154
Roads 2,153
Jesuits 2,144
Sermons, English 2,117
Geography 2,083
Horses 2,064
Painting 2,056
Voyages and travels 2,033
Land use 2,028
Jews 2,027
cbk 1,999
Church history 1,998
Christianity 1,978
Ethnology 1,971
Seeds Catalogs 1,963
Biology 1,937
Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs 1,927
German literature 1,906
Shrubs Catalogs 1,902
Mary Washington College 1,901
University of Mary Washington 1,900
Mines and mineral resources 1,886
periodicals 1,881
Christian life 1,873
Physiology 1,846
Bulbs (Plants) Catalogs 1,842
United States. Army 1,836
Public records 1,832
Biography 1,821
French language 1,801
Fishes 1,795
Paleontology 1,793
Water-supply 1,789
Slavery -- United States 1,776
Deseret Sunday School Union (1872-1971) -- Periodicals 1,764
Taxation 1,761
May, Samuel, 1810-1899 1,759
Aeronautics 1,750
Mollusks 1,737
Wellesley College 1,737
Theater 1,729
Public health 1,718
Children 1,715
Motion Pictures 1,711
Ethics 1,686
Latin language 1,686
New York 1,666
Duluth (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,664
Saint Louis County (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,664
Religion 1,662
Fisheries 1,637
Kansas State University 1,604
Universities and colleges--Kansas--Newspapers 1,598
College yearbooks 1,590
Episcopal Church 1,570
Labor supply 1,565
Congregational churches 1,556
Socialism 1,551
American literature 1,545
Housing 1,542
Psychology 1,542
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885 1,537
Public schools 1,532
Methodist Church 1,507
Sunday schools 1,506
Trees Seedlings Catalogs 1,502
Bibliography 1,498
German language 1,486
Homeopathy 1,482
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 1,482
Yearbook 1,482
Books 1,480
Fruit trees Seedlings Catalogs 1,469
United States. Congress 1,454
Astronomy 1,432
Medicaid 1,428
Surgery 1,421
Documents on microfilm 1,419
College student newspapers and periodicals -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg 1,415
Pennsylvania 1,415
American Legion 1,408
Social sciences 1,406
Mechanical engineering 1,405
Washington, George, 1732-1799 1,400
Urban renewal 1,392
Industries 1,390
Forests and forestry 1,385
The Bullet 1,376
Mary Washington College -- Newspapers 1,374
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Periodicals 1,374
University of Mary Washington -- Newspapers 1,374
Confederate States of America. Army 1,353
Finance 1,338
Teaching 1,330
Encyclopedias and dictionaries 1,328
Municipal government 1,322
Libraries 1,318
Massachusetts 1,313
Alabama 1,311
Administrative agencies 1,304
Spiritualism 1,303
Physicians 1,299
Transportation 1,296
Folklore 1,295
Engineering 1,288
Religion and science 1,288
yearbooks 1,278
Administrative law 1,273
Statistics 1,268
Hygiene 1,266
Dentistry 1,258
Chippu 1,252
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 1,251
Schools 1,250
School yearbooks 1,248
Technology 1,239
Meteorology 1,237
LANGUAGE
english 1,622,508
german 191,683
french 149,443
handwritten english 47,930
spanish 43,188
italian 38,630
latin 25,984
russian 13,501
dutch 11,445
portuguese 7,642
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Title
Date Published
Creator
The Boston Library Consortium
76,962
ITEMS
39.2M
VIEWS
39.2M
Books from the Boston Library Consortium. See a Tag Cloud for the Boston Library Consortium collection.
Boston Public Library
48,071
ITEMS
21.7M
VIEWS
21.7M
Books contributed by the Boston Public Library.
MBLWHOI Library
10,713
ITEMS
14.4M
VIEWS
14.4M
Books from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
12.8M
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our Rare Book Collection and North Carolina Collection, including rare Spanish dramas, UNC Yearbooks, and North Carolina legislative materials. Other subject areas such as early North Carolina medical journals and North Carolina judicial materials are also represented. UNC's participation in the Open Content Alliance is...
Getty Research Institute
22,744
ITEMS
9.9M
VIEWS
9.9M
Books contributed by Getty Research Institute. The Research Library at the Getty Research Institute focuses on the history of art, architecture, and archaeology with relevant materials in the humanities and social sciences. The range of the collections begins with prehistory and extends to contemporary art. - The Getty Institute
5.1M
A collection of items from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Project.
Topic: UNC yearbooks
5M
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries sends selected library materials to Internet Archive for scanning and online access from a variety of units and collections within the Libraries. These include but are not limited to U. S. Government Documents, UF print Dissertations, Duplicates from the storage collection and the Panama Canal Museum Collection. The Internet Archive pre-scanning processing operation at the Libraries is managed by the Preservation Department. Digitization is...
3.6M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts Libraries.
Wellesley College Library
6,007
ITEMS
3M
VIEWS
3M
Books from Wellesley College Library
Duke University Libraries
10,887
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
2.8M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for Duke University Libraries. The Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program creates distinctive digital collections that provide access to Duke's library and archival materials in support of teaching, learning, and research at Duke and worldwide; and contributes collaboratively to national and international digital collections initiatives that benefit Duke and the larger research community. See a digital archive of thousands of vintage...
Brigham Young University
23,346
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
by Brigham Young University
2.8M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University
Media History Digital Library
2,940
ITEMS
2.6M
VIEWS
2.6M
A conservation and access project for historical printed materials related to cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound. Visit our new website and read our blog at http://www.mediahistoryproject.org/ Search Media History Digital Library titles: Advanced Search
Books digitized through a federally funded LSTA grant, through MBLC.
Church History Library
15,435
ITEMS
2M
VIEWS
2M
The collections of the Church History Library contain materials chronicling the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its beginning in 1830 to the present day. The collections contain manuscripts, books, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials. The staff creates and maintains catalogs and indexes for accessing this wide variety of information. Search our...
Topic: Church History Library
Publisher's chromolithographed pictorial wrappers
( 25 reviews )
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Orphans, Conduct of life, Education
University of Florida Duplicates
3,611
ITEMS
1.8M
VIEWS
1.8M
University of Florida Duplicates
Topic: University of Florida
The American Methodism Project
4,075
ITEMS
1.8M
VIEWS
1.8M
The American Methodism Project is a digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism. The primary goal of this project is to provide both the digital tools and the digitized texts of American Methodism to better understand both Methodism and the United States. Contemporary questions of church and state boundaries, the role of government, moral development, education, leadership, labor, immigration, family, etc. are topics which can benefit from...
Boston College Library
4,266
ITEMS
1.7M
VIEWS
by Boston College Libraries
1.7M
Books from Boston College.
John Carter Brown Library
8,357
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the library's walls is an internationally renowned collection of primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America from the time of its discovery by Europeans (ca. 1492) until the end of the colonial period (ca. 1825). View the JCB Collections on Open Library
Spanish Drama
11,521
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
A collection for internal support at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Topic: drama
US National Library of Medicine
13,211
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. Scientists, health professionals, and the public in...
NLM Medicine in the Americas
12,367
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
1.5M
Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals. Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean,...
Family History Library
428
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
by Family History Library
1.4M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University Family History Library
Minnesota Historical Society
2,650
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
1.4M
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. The Minnesota Historical Society is providing newspapers and manuscripts to the Internet Archive to provide access and preserve their content on the web for future generations. This project was funded in FY11...
Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
5,005
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
1.3M
Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
1.3M
Digitized versions of unique and rare books from Northeastern University Libraries
North Carolina Directories
910
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
1.3M
A collection of North Carolina City Directories from various contributing institutions. Visit the North Carolina Directories page at Digital NC: http://digitalnc.org/collections/north-carolina-city-directories
Brandeis University Libraries
1,828
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
by Brandeis University Libraries
1.3M
Books from Brandeis University.
MIT Libraries
3,546
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
Books scanned by the Internet Archive for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries.
Kansas State University
7,818
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
Historical aspects of Kansas State University are documented in this collection of primary sources. Included are yearbooks, course catalogs, and more.
1.2M
Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include: African Studies Library Alumni Medical Library Astronomy Library Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Mugar Memorial Library Music Library Pappas Law Library & Law Annex Pardee Management Library Pickering Educational Resources Library Science & Engineering Library Stone Science Library Theology Library
The goal of the University of Florida's Retrospective Dissertation Scanning project is to build a digital collection of approximately 8,000 dissertations written by PhD graduates of the University of Florida from 1934-2006. This page is the portal to the UF dissertations scanned and made available via the Internet Archive up to this point. In 2000 the University of Florida began requiring theses and dissertations in a digital format, and by 2006 all thesis and dissertations being submitted by...
1.2M
Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Topic: Veterinary Medicine
1M
The State Library of North Carolina is a part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. It is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. It is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina. It develops and supports access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped. - General Collection Examine...
Emory University Libraries
5,442
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
1M
Books from the Emory University Libraries
Penn State University
3,276
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
1M
Books contributed by Penn State University.
Religion in North Carolina
6,207
ITEMS
952,535
VIEWS
952,535
The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection is a grant-funded project to provide digital access to publications of and about religious bodies in North Carolina. Partner institutions at Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest University, contributed the largest portion of the items in this collection, but the collection is enriched by unique materials from libraries and archives throughout North Carolina. The materials in this collection include local church histories, periodicals, clergy biographies,...
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
1,274
ITEMS
929,953
VIEWS
by University of Pennsylvania Libraries
929,953
Books from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
822,683
German, Scandinavian and Dutch Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
816,082
Books from the Mugar Memorial Library of Boston University Libraries.
Books included from the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Strengths are in areas of textile education, textile manufacturing and design, local history (Fall River and New Bedford and surrounding communities), and local ethnic communities including Portuguese, French-Canadian and Jewish.
LDS Church Magazines
5,419
ITEMS
765,360
VIEWS
765,360
Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Brethren Digital Archives
743
ITEMS
708,787
VIEWS
708,787
The Mission of the Brethren Digital Archives is to digitize some or all of the periodicals produced from the beginning of publication to the year 2000 by each of the Brethren bodies who trace their origin to the baptism near Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708.
State Library of Massachusetts
1,638
ITEMS
702,097
VIEWS
702,097
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the State Library of Massachusetts.
689,526
The John Carter Brown Library's collection of books printed in Spanish America is among the finest in the world. In some areas, the collections are unmatched and include works found nowhere else. The Library has the largest collection in the world of books printed in Spanish America as a whole prior to ca. 1820, over 7,000 titles, encompassing the output of presses in Mexico, Peru, Central America, Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere. The remaining Spanish American presses represented in the JCB's...
The Journal of Research reports NIST research and development in metrology and related fields of: physical science engineering applied mathematics statistics biotechnology information technology Papers cover a broad range of subjects with major emphasis on measurement methodology and the basic technology underlying standardization. Also included, on occasion, are articles on topics closely related to the Institute’s technical and scientific programs.
California State Library
2,941
ITEMS
682,238
VIEWS
682,238
Books from the California State Library
David O. McKay Library, BYU Idaho
1,388
ITEMS
631,193
VIEWS
631,193
Books from the David O. McKay Library at Brigham Young University, Idaho
Topic: keyword
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
1,939
ITEMS
613,329
VIEWS
613,329
Books from the Library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Kansas State University Theses
5,723
ITEMS
590,565
VIEWS
590,565
Dissertations, Theses, Projects, and Reports from Kansas State University prior to 1990.
581,715
The Duke University Archives preserves the historical record of the university. This collection provides access to several key campus publications including the Chanticleer (student yearbook), the Trinity College Historical Papers (series of early faculty publications), as well as other core resources, such as campus course catalogs.
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
5,052
ITEMS
544,994
VIEWS
544,994
This research collection for opera and ballet consists of a selection of print and manuscript scores, libretti, mise en scène, programs, scene designs and other archival documents. The materials date from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Its strengths include scores and performance materials from the French and Italian repertories dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Special features include a large collection of copyists’ manuscript scores for the operas of Giovanni Paisiello...
496,110
Books from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries
California Digital Library
by Crane, Thomas, b. 1843?; Houghton, Ellen Elizabeth, 1853-1922
474,097
93
6
Osborne Coll.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Poetry of places, France -- Description and travel Juvenile literature
457,284
Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Confederate imprints are notable for their fragility and ephemerality, due to the scarcity of high-quality paper and a lack of large publishing and printing houses in the South, as well as for the view their contents give of military and civilian life in...
Topics: Confederate, Civil War, American history
BYU Campus Publications
453
ITEMS
427,424
VIEWS
427,424
This collection contains materials published by Brigham Young University. These publications include the school yearbook (the Banyan), course catalogs and class schedules. The yearbook contains information about campus events and student life, the course catalogs offer descriptions of the various courses offered at Brigham Young University during a given academic year and contain information on degree requirements, and the class schedules provide detail as to what classes where offered when, by...
Topic: Brigham Young University
Lehigh University Libraries
568
ITEMS
413,016
VIEWS
413,016
Books from the Lehigh University Libraries
411,021
Books from the Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
398,000
Meetings, proceedings and conference reports relating to Religion in North Carolina.
396,440
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Libraries at the University of Memphis is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our holdings including yearbooks, the campus newspaper, bulletins and schedules of classes, early literary magazines, and other materials related to the life and times of the University of Memphis and its predecessors throughout its first 100 years since opening its doors in 1912 as the West Tennessee State Normal School. All materials are...
Kansas State University Newspapers
1,746
ITEMS
388,353
VIEWS
388,353
Kansas State University Newspapers 1875- .
387,358
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
386,016
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities.NYARC provides a framework to advance a series of programmatic services, with a potential for transforming the environments in which...
Topic: art
383,130
This selection of harp scores from the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University includes items from the 18th century through the early 20th century. Most of the selections are works for solo harp but other duets and small chambers works are included, especial early 19th-century duets for harp and piano. Many of the composers represented in the collection are harpist-composers from the 19th century including François Joseph Naderman, Charles Oberthür, Alphonse Hasselmans,...
Ohio State University Library
1,012
ITEMS
378,115
VIEWS
378,115
The Ohio State University Libraries is contributing public domain texts from its Brittle Books digitization program to the Internet Archive. Texts are selected by the OSU Libraries Collection Managers, in consultation with the Preservation Department, based on the following criteria: the materials are damaged or deteriorated, are in continuing demand, and are not available as a readily-accessible reprint. Titles are drawn from all subject areas of the Libraries' collections. Texts no longer in...
Topic: ohio state
358,426
The John Carter Brown Library has one of the five largest collections of early Peruviana in the world. It is not just the number of Peruvian imprints of the colonial, independence, and early national periods held by the John Carter Brown Library that is important, however, but the diversity of those materials and in a great many instances, their singularity - being only known copies. The subjects range from ecclesiastical matters, to government papers, to indigenous language studies, and...
Topic: Peru
348,768
The Portuguese and Brazilian books held at the John Carter Brown Library comprise one of the finest North American collections relating to Brazil before the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1822. The collection includes 650 titles before 1800 and another 500 titles from 1800 to 1822—including 165 books printed in Brazil itself after the *Impressão Regia* opened a branch in Rio de Janeiro in 1808 and presses began operating in Bahia. This collection has been compiled from a...
Topics: jcbportugalbrazil, brazil, portugal, John Carter Brown Library
Indianapolis Public Library
610
ITEMS
326,417
VIEWS
326,417
Materials contributed by The Indianapolis Public Library.
325,573
Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form...
319,021
This is the collection page for the School of Theology, Boston University
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
869
ITEMS
316,810
VIEWS
316,810
Books contributed by BYU Hawaii
MoMA Library
276
ITEMS
315,402
VIEWS
315,402
The Museum of Modern Art Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The noncirculating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present. The Museum of Modern Art Library is a founding member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). NYARC is a collaborative program of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn...
314,250
Susquehanna University
451
ITEMS
310,846
VIEWS
310,846
Originally founded as the Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1858, this private, liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania was renamed Susquehanna University in 1895. The University Archives, the Russell W. Gilbert Pennsylvania Room and the Jane C. Apple Rare Books Room at Susquehanna University's Blough-Weis Library contain a rich collection of books, documents, photographs, and memorabilia. Some of the items featured here include: the University yearbook, LANTHORN...
The Victorian Collection
1,064
ITEMS
309,900
VIEWS
309,900
The Victorian Collection features a wide assortment of British sociopolitical periodicals published from 1834 to 1900. This material covers such topics as religious revivals and Temperance movements, politics, agriculture, population studies, illustration, family values, and biography. These periodicals were produced and distributed to educate and persuade, so that, in the words of the editor for the Anti-Corn-Law Society, “the public mind may be kept in a state of information and...
Topic: brigham young university BYU victorian historical